Things You Should Never Forget To Do Before & After A Workout

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: Habits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The exercises you do during your time at the gym are very important and are going to be the exercises responsible for getting you to your goal. That much is certain! However, what you do before and after your workouts are going to determine how quickly you get to your goal, and how comfortable it will [...]

All About Hips

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that your hips are the second most mobile joint in your body, after your shoulders? They are a really important gateway to movement and carry the load of your upper body allowing for almost all lower body movements. So, what’s a day in the life your hips look like? Do you sleep mostly on one [...]

Axle Evolution

By | March 6th, 2019|Categories: Loaded Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Axle Philosophy The Axle is a total body training program that allows each participant to tap into their inner athlete, harnessing core and muscle strength via multi-planar movement patterns. You’ll burn calories and build muscle fast with a combination of functional movements, tempo training, conditioning and core work. The Axle is fully scalable, so no [...]

Finding a home in Fitness

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Grad Spotlight: Cody Taylor   "I struggled with insecurities and anxiety that I let ruin many experiences for me, yet when I started working out I found a second home"   "Before becoming a personal trainer I always knew I wanted to do something that would help people. I struggled with insecurities and anxiety that [...]

Activating the Client Training Session

By | March 6th, 2018|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In part 1 of this article we examined best practice for improving mobility & developing compliant, injury resistant muscle. In part 2 we will look at the best practice & training methods for nervous system activation. Whether the goal is athletic performance, body composition, aging gracefully or fascial fitness, progressive activation & client preparation is an [...]

From Shy to Shining Star! BCPTI Grad Cinthya found her passion in Fitness.

By | February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

#GradSpotlight From an early age, in my hometown of Colima, Mexico I decided that for my career I would be a business woman and own a Travel Agency. It was in 2004 when I accomplished my goal by opening my own Travel Agency. I managed it for 6 years; those were incredible and rewarding years that [...]

Deconstructing the Deadlift

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Squat & Deadlift|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are more opinions on deadlift technique than there are Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors. How does one decide the correct technique? Who should deadlift? What is the best warm-up for deadlifting? How do you progress to maximize gain, and minimize the risk of injury? Honestly, I'd be writing for a week to answer all of [...]

Stretching & Mobility – By Shelley Sheren & Chad Benson http://www.bcpti.ca/team/

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Right off the hop, let’s be clear, the authors of this article are either certified in or extensively practiced in all methods included in this article. That doesn’t mean we are experts in each discipline listed below, but it certainly means we have a reasonably informed opinion. PS. If you haven’t heard of TFM, you will soon [...]

Engagement (7 client engagement mistakes & ways to overcome these PT business pitfalls)

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , |

At BCPTI our instructors are constantly looking for ways to help students recognize the gaps in current best practice tactics, and then give them the gap removing tools to create success in their new career endeavors. Training engagement is something we stress constantly with our trainers & students. Why is engagement so important? Engaged = involved, [...]

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